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Deadline Nears for Pastors' Housing Designations
Act now so that pastors can receive this tax benefit in 2011.
A Theology of Workflow
Matt Perman on how Christians should think about productivity.
Giving Debit Its Due
A new tool that can help with online giving without tempting those who abuse credit cards.
A New, Free Tool for Calculating Church Staff Salaries
Step-by-step worksheet helps pinpoint appropriate pay ranges.
Easy Ways to Boost Church Website Traffic—Part 2
More things that church leaders can do to improve online visibility.
Easy Ways to Boost Church Website Traffic—Part 1
Little things that church leaders can do to improve online visibility.
Should Pastors Know What People Give?
Does such information create temptation toward favoritism, or a needed discipleship tool?
How One Church Responded to a Sex Offender
An open-door policy still comes with its costs.
Endorsing Political Candidates from the Pulpit
A new LifeWay survey shows pastors strongly oppose endorsements.
The Green Wave
30% Discount on Church Law, Tax, and Finance Resources
Sale in honor of church administration day on October 21.
One Church, Many Congregations
One movement reminds us that church collaboration doesn't have to be hard.
Medical Allowances and Health Savings Accounts
Can churches legally designate medical allowances for pastor health plans?
Small Churches = Big Impact
Ed Stetzer interviews Brandon O'Brien about his book, "The Strategically Small Church"
Legislation Drops Cell Phones from "Listed Property"
But churches shouldn't make changes until the IRS issues its guidance.
Determining Which Ministry Gets What
One pastor shares how to best allocate church budget money.
Case Threatens Pastor Housing Allowances
How a California court may alter a long-standing ministry benefit.
10 Things Every Church Should Know about Expansion (in 140 characters or less)
Tips church leaders can use before their next project.
Can Finance People Be Ministry Minded?
Including ministry priorities in church planning and budgeting.
Why Church Leaders Should Take the Risk of Embezzlement Seriously
7 reasons to protect against fraud.
ChurchSafety.com’s Top 10 Training Resources
What other church leaders are reading and using to keep their congregations safe.
People You Don't Want in Your Ministry
How pedophiles exploit churches--and what to do about it.
A Fast (and Free) Way to Assess a Church's Health
Discerning a church's spiritual vitality beyond "nickels and noses."
Can Google Hurt a Church Leader's Job Search?
Weighing online realities about our reputations--and ourselves.
Food Safety at Church Potlucks
Don't let bad food spoil a good time at your next church potluck.
When a Staff Person Isn't Doing the Job
Steps to follow before taking drastic measures.
The Positive Experience of Check-In/Check-Out Procedures
These systems can be key to encourage returning visitors.
5 Ways to Develop Better Interns
How churches can commit better to the internships they use.
Where You Work Best
The pros and cons to working and worshiping at the same church.
How Churches Can Re-think Money and Giving
4 questions with Mike Bonem, author and executive pastor
A Look at Christian Household Finances
Midway through 2010, survey shows signs of struggle and hope
Designing Print for Big Impact (On a Tiny Church Budget)
Your efforts can help you save money and design an attractive piece.
Alleged Rape Underscores Church Office Security Needs
Ways church leaders can assess vulnerabilities before they're exploited
Set an Example with Copyright Law
Avoid costly liabilities by obeying the law.
Healthy Board, Healthy Church
Every church needs a strong board, united in purpose.
Arkansas Floods Provide a Sober Reminder about Safety Preparation
A camping trip’s only as successful as it is safe.
Reminder: FCC Mic Deadline Hits This Saturday
Changes may prove costly for churches, as will non-compliance
Protect Your Ministry with an Employee Handbook
Learn how to create and maintain your ministry employee handbook.
Creating a Safe Outreach Ministry
Plan properly, so you can focus on meeting the needs of your neighboring communities.
Hosting Large Events at Your Church
Consider safety precautions for your building and staff.
Safe and Legal Fundraising
Use safety precautions when planning your next fundraiser.
A Case Study: When Shortfalls Cloud the Big Picture
Three experts weigh in on a church's budget crisis.
Create an Earth-Safe Church
Green practices can be a testament to good stewardship and an outreach opportunity.
Blending Business Wisdom with Spiritual Wisdom
The corporate world says "get the right people on the bus"--but spiritual leadership requires something more.
Create a Child Abuse Response Plan
Preparation can make all the difference.
Loss of a Church's Financial Records
There are several reasons why all hope is not lost.
Does Strategic Planning Contradict the Holy Spirit?
What the Bible teaches about how churches plan.
Did the Grinch Steal December from Churches?
Why a once-strong budget month may be on the decline.
How Finance, Sexual Wrongdoings Challenged One Church
A pastor's worst nightmare leads to a new beginning.
Leading a Holistic Church Staff
Focusing on individual gifts may yield better results.
Is God Calling You To Move?
Determining God’s will for your next job.
10 Tips for Last-minute Tax Filers
California Church Reeling from Shooter Incident
Resources to help churches prepare for the unthinkable.
Stetzer: Churches Struggle with Fostering Young Leaders
Research on how well churches are developing the next generation.
Discerning Eyes for Church Law, Finance, and Administration
Known, respected leaders to help guide CTI resources.
FCC Ruling May Affect Many Churches
Microphone systems must comply with June 12 deadline.
Legally Host A Super Bowl Party
Churches must abide by NFL guidelines.
Stetzer: Churches Lag in Economic Recovery
New LifeWay research says churches ''still waiting for recovery."
To E-Give or Not to E-Give
There's something psychologically important about writing a check and putting it in the plate.
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